Pacquiao gets revenge on Bradley

AFP
Manny Pacquiao dominates Timothy Bradley. Pic: Reuters

Manny Pacquiao won a 12-round unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley on Saturday to avenge his controversial 2012 loss to the previously unbeaten American.

The Filipino ring icon improved to 56-5 with two drawn and 38 wins inside the distance as he regained the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost to Bradley on June 9, 2012.

Although he couldn't get his first knockout win since 2009, Pacquiao lived up to his pre-fight promise to come out with more aggression, denying Bradley's avowed aim of sending him into retirement with another defeat.

Bradley, who said he fought from the first round with a right calf injury, fell to 31-1, with 12 knockouts.